October

WSB Qatar: Sykes eighth after opening Losail salvoes

WSB Qatar: Sykes eighth after opening Losail salvoes

The defending World Champion Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) had a tough first evening at Losail under the floodlights as he finished only eighth after three free practice sessions that count towards...

WSS Qatar: Champion makes solid early start

WSS Qatar: Champion makes solid early start

Michael van der Mark (Pata Honda) ended his first day under floodlights at Losail with the fastest practice time of all, a 2’02.206. This was already under the lap record pace, if not quite at track...

No Valencia wild card for Colin Edwards

No Valencia wild card for Colin Edwards

Colin Edwards has raced in his last MotoGP battle after it was confirmed there is not going to be a final farewell appearance in Valencia next weekend. The Texan had hoped to end his stellar...

Honda keen for Casey Stoner to continue MotoGP testing

Honda keen for Casey Stoner to continue MotoGP testing

Honda will try and persuade Casey Stoner to carry out more test and development work on its factory RC213V MotoGP machine in 2015. The Australian made a surprise return to MotoGP action in Japan this...

Casey Stoner completes HRC test in Japan

Casey Stoner completes HRC test in Japan

Casey Stoner has completed his first MotoGP test in 12 months at Twin Ring Motegi in Japan today after giving HRC staff crucial feedback on the 2015 factory RC213V contender. The Australian tested the...

Sykes relishing title conclusion under floodlights

Sykes relishing title conclusion under floodlights

Tom Sykes is relishing the opportunity to lift his second World Superbike title this weekend under the floodlights at Qatar, with the reigning champion saying he can’t wait to return to a track he...

MotoGP return to Brazil unlikely in near future

MotoGP return to Brazil unlikely in near future

Brazil’s bid to return to the MotoGP calendar for the first time since 2004 appears to have stalled. The South American country was pencilled in on the 2014 schedule for a race at the Brasilia track...

Ducati confident Michele Pirro will remain Desmosedici test rider

Ducati confident Michele Pirro will remain Desmosedici test rider

Ducati is confident that test and development rider Michele Pirro will sign a new contract, despite interest from Italian rivals Aprilia about a MotoGP racing contract in 2015. Pirro has been Ducati’s...

Linfoot and O’Halloran spearhead Honda BSB return

Linfoot and O’Halloran spearhead Honda BSB return

Dan Linfoot and Jason O’Halloran will spearhead the return of Honda Racing to the MCE British Superbike championship in 2015. Linfoot, who had a breakthrough year in 2014 to score his first podium and...

Life’s a beach with David Knight

Life’s a beach with David Knight

What happens when you take a four time world champion, his local beach, and a box of Go Pro cameras? You end up with something like this! Isle of Man native and Enduro riding god David Knight shot...

Malaysia MotoGP: Marquez cruises to record matching win

Malaysia MotoGP: Marquez cruises to record matching win

Marc Marquez has equalled yet another record in the premiere class, by taking his twelth win of the season to match Mick Doohan as the most successful rider in a single season. The 21 year old won...

Malaysia Moto2: Vinales wins but third enough for Rabat to lift crown

Malaysia Moto2: Vinales wins but third enough for Rabat to lift crown

Maverick has beaten Mika Kallio in dominant form to win his third Moto2 race out of four, in a dominant display where he passed the Finn before pulling out a lead of nearly three seconds in only five...

Malaysia Moto3: Vazquez wins as title fighters come to blows

Malaysia Moto3: Vazquez wins as title fighters come to blows

Efren Vazquez has taken victory in the Malaysian Moto3 race, making the most of title rivals Alex Marquez and Jack Miller knocking chunks off each other in the battle for the win and the crown.

Exclusive: No BMW ride for Dunlop in 2015

Exclusive: No BMW ride for Dunlop in 2015

MCN can reveal that 11 times TT winner Michael Dunlop is without a job for the 2015 season. The 25 year old, who had originally signed only a one year contract with the German...

Malaysia MotoGP: Marquez on pole for lucky 13

Malaysia MotoGP: Marquez on pole for lucky 13

Marc Marquez has taken his thirteenth pole position of 2014, setting a new record for most poles in a season as well. The reigning champion held off teammate Dani Pedrosa and the Yamaha of Jorge...

Malaysia Moto2: Rabat continues perfect weekend with pole

Malaysia Moto2: Rabat continues perfect weekend with pole

Tito Rabat has extended his perfect weekend into qualifying, beating teammate Mika Kallio to pole by 0.15 as he looks set to lift the Moto2 crown tomorrow. Rabat’s series of fast laps left him looking...

Malaysia Moto3: Miller takes command of pole in heavy traffic

Malaysia Moto3: Miller takes command of pole in heavy traffic

Jack Miller has taken command of the Moto3 grid in Sepang, doing his best to avoid heavy traffic to qualify on pole. Many of the frontrunners have hit out at the amount of riders slowing to get a tow...

Malaysia Moto2: Rabat powers into lead on opening day

Malaysia Moto2: Rabat powers into lead on opening day

Tito Rabat has set the marker for the Moto2 field on the opening day at Sepang, finishing the day nearly half a second faster than second placed Maverick Vinales and 0.7 clear of MarcVDS teammate (and...

Malaysia MotoGP: Pedrosa in the dry, Lorenzo in the wet as mixed conditions hit

Malaysia MotoGP: Pedrosa in the dry, Lorenzo in the wet as mixed conditions hit

Dani Pedrosa has ended the opening day in Sepang fastest of the MotoGP grid, but it was Jorge Lorenzo who topped the final session of the day, after a tropical thunderstorm caused free practice two to...

Malaysia Moto3: Antonelli on top of rain-hit session

Malaysia Moto3: Antonelli on top of rain-hit session

Niccolo Antonelli has topped the opening day of Moto3 action at Sepang, finishing at the front of an ultra-close free practice two session. The Italian was 0.016 ahead of Jakub Kornfeil when the rain...

McPhee stuns with brilliant Phillip Island performance

McPhee stuns with brilliant Phillip Island performance

Flying Scotsman John McPhee came within the width of a front wheel of breaking his podium duck before he ran into an unjust rollicking from hot-headed Efren Vazquez. The RTG Honda rider was just...

Yamaha thrilled to see Bradley Smith break MotoGP podium duck

Yamaha thrilled to see Bradley Smith break MotoGP podium duck

Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis says he was delighted to see British rider Bradley Smith end his search for a maiden MotoGP podium in an incident-packed Phillip Island race in Australia yesterday. The...

Thailand and Chile to host WSB in 2015, MotoGP in ’16?

Thailand and Chile to host WSB in 2015, MotoGP in ’16?

Thailand and Chile could be surprise additions to the 2015 World Superbike calendar ahead of a possible inclusion on the MotoGP schedule the following season, MCN has learned. Javier Alonso, Dorna’s...

Brands Hatch BSB: Byrne seals crown with double win

Brands Hatch BSB: Byrne seals crown with double win

Shane Byrne has taken the 2014 MCE British Superbike title in style by finishing off his weekend at Brands Hatch with a double victory after lifting the crown after the first race of the day. Byrne...

Brands Hatch BSB: Shakey takes the title in style

Brands Hatch BSB: Shakey takes the title in style

Shane Byrne has become the first ever four time MCE British Superbike champion in style at Brands Hatch, only needing to finish fourth after injury ruled out Ryuichi Kiyonari but settling for nothing...

Australia MotoGP: Rossi wins topsy turvy race, Smith on podium!

Australia MotoGP: Rossi wins topsy turvy race, Smith on podium!

Valentino Rossi has taken his second victory of the year at Philip Island, in a race of attrition that saw only fourteen riders finish, and saw Bradley Smith take his first ever Grand Prix podium. The...

Australia Moto2: Vinales wins, denies Rabat championship for another week

Australia Moto2: Vinales wins, denies Rabat championship for another week

Maverick Vinales has taken the win at Philip Island to deny Tito Rabat the Moto2 title until at least next time out at Sepang. Rookie Vinales was one of a group of five riders that made an early break...

Australia Moto3: Home boy Miller triumphs by a fraction

Australia Moto3: Home boy Miller triumphs by a fraction

Home boy Jack Miller has triumphed in front of his home crowd at Philip Island, taking victory with a superb tactical last lap after a Moto3 knife fight race. He took the flag by less than 0.03, with...

Kiyonari to ride warmup to assess broken collarbone

Kiyonari to ride warmup to assess broken collarbone

A battered and bruised Ryuichi Kiyonari will return to the MCE British Superbike track tomorrow, with the triple champion confirming to MCN that he will attempt to ride in the morning’s 10-minute...

Brands Hatch BSB: Mainwaring takes victory as Byrne crashes out!

Brands Hatch BSB: Mainwaring takes victory as Byrne crashes out!

Howie Mainwaring has taken a stylish wet weather victory at Brands Hatch, holding off rain man Josh Waters and a resurgent Jon Kirkham to take the win by mere centimetres. However, the main drama of...

Brookes and Byrne launch war of words ahead of BSB finale

Brookes and Byrne launch war of words ahead of BSB finale

Josh Brookes and Shane Byrne have launched a war of words ahead of this weekend’s first MCE British Superbike race, after the Australian jokingly commented after qualifying that it was like the triple...

Brands Hatch BSB: Ellison on pole as War for Four pressure reaches critical

Brands Hatch BSB: Ellison on pole as War for Four pressure reaches critical

James Ellison has controlled all three MCE British Superbike qualifying sessions to take pole position at Brands Hatch, exploiting his position outside the Showdown to make the post of the pressure...

Ryuichi Kiyonari breaks collarbone at Brands Hatch

Ryuichi Kiyonari breaks collarbone at Brands Hatch

The 2014 MCE British Superbike championship took a major plot twist this morning after Ryuichi Kiyonari crashed out of the free practice three session at Brands Hatch, breaking his collarbone and...

Australia Moto2: Rabat puts one hand on the title for MarcVDS with pole

Australia Moto2: Rabat puts one hand on the title for MarcVDS with pole

Tito Rabat has put one hand on the Moto2 title for the MarcVDS team at Philip Island, and him and his teammate Mika Kallio look set to go down to the wire for the crown. The duo will both start from...

Australia MotoGP: Marquez cruises to Philip Island pole as Crutchlow on front row

Australia MotoGP: Marquez cruises to Philip Island pole as Crutchlow on front row

Marc Marquez has cruised to pole position at Philip Island, taking the number one spot by 0.234 from a surprise performance from Cal Crutchlow, after rain hit the Q2 session at the seaside...

Australia Moto3: Marquez takes home fight to Miller, with two Brits on second row

Australia Moto3: Marquez takes home fight to Miller, with two Brits on second row

Alex Marquez has taken the fight for the Moto3 crown firmly to homeboy Jack Miller by comprehensively out-qualifying the Australian and taking pole in the process. Marquez ended the session only 0.014...